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PlayStation Plus: Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny Free for Members

Morgan Haro's Avatar Posted by Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

This week, PS Plus members can download one of the most full-featured portable fighters in history: Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny. It’s also week 3 of Spring Fever, which means a new indie title — Thomas Was Alone (with a launch week discount for PS Plus members) and a Resident Evil franchise sale. Read on, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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April 23rd PlayStation Plus Update

Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (PSP, Supported on PS Vita)

PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

Soul Calibur Broken Destiny
Battle as one of many returning Soul Calibur favorites, each enhanced with tuned balancing, new moves and animations. Play the dedicated single player game mode: Trials, developed exclusively for this Soul Calibur outing and evolved versions of classic game modes like The Gauntlet and Versus. Blow away your competition using finely tuned and enhanced battle mechanics including critical finishes, Soul Crushes and equipment destruction and unleash devastating combos. And don’t forget, you can play as Kratos!

PlayStation Plus Update 4-23-2013

SPRING FEVER – Thomas Was Alone (PS3 and PS Vita – Cross Buy Enabled)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Thomas Was Alone
A unique puzzle platformer arrives this week with Thomas Was Alone. Perhaps a distant cousin to Sound Shapes; it may look fairly basic, but if you’ve ever wondered how a game could make you care about characters that are represented fairly simply (via shapes), but have an intriguing level of depth to them backed up with strong writing, great sound design, and personality out the ears, you need to check out Thomas Was Alone.
SPRING FEVER – Resident Evil Franchise Sale (PS3, PSP with PS Vita Support)

Up to 65% Discounts for PS Plus Members

Resident Evil Sale
This week’s Spring Fever franchise sale brings you a ton of titles from the Resident Evil series. Nearly all of the major entries in the series are here at a discounted price; with PS Plus members netting the best discount at up to 65% off the regular price. You’ll also find a number of Add-Ons as well. Check the PlayStation Store update tomorrow for the full list.


Game Normal Price Sale Price Plus Price
Resident Evil 4 (PS3) $19.99 $13.99 $9.79
Resident Evil Director’s Cut (PS one Classic) $9.99 $4.99 $3.49
Resident Evil 2 (PS one Classic) $5.99 $2.99 $2.09
Resident Evil 6 (PS3) $29.99 $20.99 $14.69
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS one Classic) $5.99 $2.99 $2.09
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition (PS3) $29.99 $20.99 $14.69
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (PS3) $19.99 $13.99 $9.79
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City (PS3) $39.99 $27.99 $19.59

Last Chance (Leaving on 4/30)

Instant Game Collection
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PS Vita)

Resident Evil 4 (PS3)
Resident Evil Director’s Cut (PS one Classic)
Resident Evil 2 (PS one Classic)
Resident Evil 6 (PS3)
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS one Classic)
Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition (PS3)
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (PS3)
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City (PS3)

You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when PlayStation Store updates on April 23rd.

What are you most excited for this week? What do you think could be better? Leave your comments below, or, if you’re looking to engage with more of the PS community, head over to the PlayStation Community Forums to discuss this week’s news, find other topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 4-23-2013

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ElektroDragon said:

April 22nd, 12:59 pm

Very disappointing week for Plus! I guess they can’t all be winners.

Elvick_ said:

April 22nd, 1:05 pm

Ugg, why do we keep getting these PSP fighters when a Vita native fighter comes out the same day? We got Tekken when DoA5+ came out too. Now we’re getting this when GG comes out.

Get better with timing SCEA.

I don’t mind getting PSP games at all, but at least time them better than this.

Cancerebro said:

April 22nd, 1:09 pm

Another disappointing week. Why did I even subscribe to US+ when I’m actually in Europe and not in the US? That’s a question I’ll never be able to answer.

JayBizzle311 said:

April 22nd, 1:13 pm

Smart gonna Pick up RE 6 on the cheap even though it’s a so-so title.

blkhatpersian said:

April 22nd, 1:20 pm

Looking forward to Thomas game for my vita, and getting resident evil 6 at that discount. Discounts given to Plus members has and always be my favorite feature of the service :). So keep them coming please!


April 22nd, 1:23 pm





April 22nd, 1:25 pm

@Morgan Haro Is there a discount on Resident evil chronicles HD as a bundle ??
not separated, like you did last week with GTA, AS Complete edition, and separated.

smoothboarder540 said:

April 22nd, 1:28 pm

I definitely want only Vita games for my Vita, and not another fighter.

RMattos said:

April 22nd, 1:29 pm

Soul Calibur was a great game for PSP, Resident Evil discounts are great, but as almost everyone is saying here, and I think you might want to hear this as a strong feedback, We want to see some PS Vita games, real retail ps vita games. I see the updates on Europe or a price drop and I hold to buy a new PS Vita Game just to see the updates here. Also, for PS3, enough with the PSN US$10 games that we didn’t even heard of. It is getting real hard to support and continue with PS Plus with such updates.

bigdaddy_Rich said:

April 22nd, 1:30 pm

Another week of some great selections. I will definitely be getting RE6. I love the PSP fighting games that have been on here. They are games I’ve always wanted to play. I love how everyone whines because they think that they purchased a Vita and now they expect Sony to supply them with all the games. If there’s a Vita game you want for your Vita, then go buy it. They provide a great service, which they didn’t have to do in the first place like the other consoles, and I am grateful for whatever game they give me to play. Thanks PSN.

dcrock80 said:

April 22nd, 1:33 pm

@Morgan Haro I see some saying they wouldn’t want any psp games but i think some psp games are a good thing. I think variety is key. One indie game, one psp game, and one ps vita game a month would be nice. But not just the same genre every single month. Give us some variety.

fantasyplayer said:

April 22nd, 1:37 pm

Was going to buy Resident Evil Operation Raccoon city but checked at gamestop and guess what. The hard copy from them is cheaper than psn is on sell. And another psp fighting game for vita. With all the really good psp games out there to choose from. Are you even trying to sell ps+ and the vita anymore?


April 22nd, 1:43 pm

You have like four months giviig us terrible games, Spec ops was horrible and now demon´s souls that is not bad but is a 2009 GAME!!!! while in europe are receiving dream games….. You guys think we´re dumbs? if you dont come up with something really good next month i wont renew my ps+ suscription….. Period…… You have like 4 months giving us trash, why dont you give us games like in europe?


April 22nd, 1:44 pm

and we’re still waiting for soul sacrifice PSN pre-order ….

Kommander_Keith said:

April 22nd, 1:44 pm

PS+ has lost alot of value for me since you added Vita support. Im tired of weeks where its a portable game that’s free.

Anyway to get a refund on PS+ sub? I’m not getting what I was promised anymore so its dumb that you took all my money for it.

ExHaseo said:

April 22nd, 1:47 pm

Not sure why everyone is so butthurt about the PSP game. It’s no different than getting a PSone classic or cheap PSN game on PS3+. We already got a full Vita game this month, Disgaea 3. They can’t just keep releasing full games every week. If they did, there would be absolutely no reason to ever buy a PS Vita game. Considering that there aren’t that many Vita games yet.
I’d also like to point out what many have pointed out before, we get free games, unlike Xbox users and Nintendo users. We should be thankful for what we get.


April 22nd, 1:48 pm

people in EU can pre-order soul sacrifice with the bonuses from the PS store while we can’t do that here in the US why ?!?!

Magic_Knight said:

April 22nd, 1:50 pm

Morgan, since you asked:

“Thanks for your feedback on that note. I’m curious as to what people prefer overall; no PSP games at all?; or the current model which is more or less half PS Vita games and half PSP games.”

I would prefer all Vita games. Thanks.

Proud Vita owner.

Jorudenu said:

April 22nd, 1:50 pm

Sound like it’s time to unsub to the PSN + sinnce US only got crap versus EU. I shall go back on my Xbox then :|

BossmanCCrowder1 said:

April 22nd, 1:50 pm

Might get Thomas was Alone with the discount. Really odd to see RE6 less than RE: Raccoon City on the Plus discounts. Still personally not a fan of PSP games coming to Vita. But I understand that you can’t give away all the big Vita games every month.

flyers8 said:

April 22nd, 1:51 pm

Why does Europe keep getting the good games on PS+? Example being the new Hitman this week. US users pay just as much for plus but we get garbage.

Mando44646 said:

April 22nd, 1:51 pm

I mean, I understand giving PSP games because Vita doesnt get a whole ton of new releases these days. But variety is definitely the overriding issue here as everyone has said. I wish Vita would get more retail releases like 3DS as I much prefer my Vita overall. Regardless though, please do not give us a constant stream of old PSP fighters – especially when Europe gets a much better selection.

Spec Ops was the only great game this month, though I had already played and beaten it. Demon’s Souls is years old and I hated it as it isnt fun to constantly die as part of the gameplay.

ArchAngelMai said:

April 22nd, 1:54 pm

I like PSP games in the IGC, I love fighting games but a RPG would be nice. I do prefer games with trophies, but I have no problems with no trophies.
Sony will never be able to make everyone happy with the IGC, I think you all do a great job trying to please everyone. I’ve been a member since June 29th, 2010…never once regretted it. Gets annoying hearing all the complaining about EU+…just get both, you can use USD to pay for it, I do.

WilburMonkey said:

April 22nd, 1:55 pm

Great update! I’ve been wanting to pick up the RE Chronicles titles for a while (and I was afraid I would have to wait until Halloween to see any PS+ discounts).

Now please come up with a way to offer PS+ discounts on Vita memory. In my opinion, the only thing really holding the platform back is the price of the 32 GB memory card! PS+ on Vita isn’t nearly as compelling when there is no room on my Vita for all that free/discounted content.

Or maybe offer a year of PS+ with the purchase of a memory card?

chow1chow said:

April 22nd, 1:56 pm

Stop with the psp games! The majority of the feedback is negative especially for fighting psp games! If you still want to continue with the psp games include some of the amazing RPGs that are on psp such as Monster Hunter!

ArchAngelMai said:

April 22nd, 1:57 pm

The problem with your logic is that while EU has gotten some nice games, all of hem are $19.99 or less…

ChaosMafioso said:

April 22nd, 2:00 pm

Screw all the complaints, i’m gonna enjoy this in my vita even if i already got all 200 titles on psp.

Vcheese said:

April 22nd, 2:02 pm

39.99 for a psp game? its a joke right?

Criscross87v3 said:

April 22nd, 2:03 pm

Loved PS Plus, but my biggest gripe with it was, if you could claimed something for free, you could never buy it during your tenure of Plus which was annoying if a game later became on sale… which was made even more annoying if it was on sale with a Playstation Plus price. Has that or will it ever be fixed?

Dark_Yoda_313 said:

April 22nd, 2:03 pm

Although I still believe very firmly that Plus offers excellent value for money, I can see why the poll is so heavily skewed this week. Most of the RE stuff is old news, RE6 was mauled critically, so even as the newest entry in the franchise, interest is likely to be low. Thomas was Alone is too much of an unknown and we are certainly reaching fighter-fatigue now, I think.

I really hope they blow it out of the water with next week’s All-Stars sale, with a sale on the game itself ($20?) and a sale on the franchises found within the game. I have $100 just waiting for some decent discounts – come on Morgan, BRING IT!

mr_showtime40 said:

April 22nd, 2:04 pm

While I do appreciate all the games I get with PS+, I would like to see some of the more popular titles start making their way to the instant game collection. I would like to see a more streamlined setup each month as well. Each month generally has 4 Tuesdays in it with a rare 5th one. So, how about doing something like 1 game for each system every month? 1 PS3 game, 1 Vita game, 1 PSP or PS1 game, and 1 PSN, PS2, or Mini game each month?

LockeScythe said:

April 22nd, 2:04 pm

I personally would’ve loved to have gotten free Virtue’s Last Reward for Vita like Europe did rather than another PSP fighting game. Or well any Vita game would’ve been cool since I already own Disgaea 3 so it’s been like 2 months without a Vita game for me through PS plus so hopefully May will be better. Best thing I’ve gotten for free lately was Wild Arms thru the Vita Anniversary.

However. This month hasn’t been a bust for me w plus since I bought the excellent Guacamelee and Dragon Fantasy w Plus discounts.

Still April was a meh month for freebies since I already own dark souls. Hopefully May will be better. Also I as well wish that they would bring back PS classics as freebies especially w them being Vita compatible and all.

LockeScythe said:

April 22nd, 2:07 pm

Also I don’t hate PSP games being released as classics. Megaman was a cool choice along w FF tactics. Just psp fighters never control well and I’d rather play them on the consoles.

LockeScythe said:

April 22nd, 2:08 pm

Maybe 1 ps3 game 1 vita game 1 psp or PSN game and on a 4 week month 1 classic and a mini

unstablefears said:

April 22nd, 2:17 pm

I know that all games offered each week might not match everyone’s own taste in gaming, however it’s almost insulting how blatantly better the EU PS+ offerings are. I’m hoping that the outlook for May is much better than what we’ve been getting the last year or so.

RulitoCR said:

April 22nd, 2:18 pm

Well I think that nothing for me this week!! Maybe RE Code Veronica (is the only one that I don´t have in my RE collection) or some RE add-on!!

YungShep said:

April 22nd, 2:20 pm

i agree with the majority about the fighting games…or at least give us a fighting game made for the vita…

tekken 6 had my interest for 10 min. its one thing to give us free games, but when you cant even fully utilize the game, like online play for example it dont justify the addition. most people dont play fighting games alone, so ill download soul calibur but would rather blazblue or something else free utilizing vita…why go backwards..

resident evil 1-3 was free at one time for ps plus…so meh…

re6 for 14 bucks really got my interest, thats alot of game for the price..but i heard it sucks..so idk.

please release soul sacrifice at a decent time next week..please, please, please.

that-acmilan-guy said:

April 22nd, 2:23 pm

Will you guys be punctual and professional in updating content on ps store like steam and XBL market place?

samv33 said:

April 22nd, 2:32 pm

I can understand the complaints about the steady stream of fighters, but I like them (even offline), so I don’t share that complaint. And I’m loving the PSP games — I sold mine early on, so there are a ton I never got around to playing. In other words, I hope to see more PSP games on Plus in the future.

And I’m glad to get the RE: Chronicles games at a discount. Been waiting years on those.

SH1V4_1975 said:

April 22nd, 2:39 pm

meanwhile… EU PS+ is getting Hitman Absolution a great and “new” game.
US PS+ needs more and best games. I feel I waste my money. It’s not fair!

Jack_Sparow said:

April 22nd, 2:42 pm

I can finally get RE4 HD at a good price (even though last I heard it was a lazy HD port….)

JimmyNEUTRON413 said:

April 22nd, 2:43 pm

who woulda guessed that we’d get another PSP fighting game!? lol I guess if you’re a fan of this genre you’re in heaven… I just hope they switch it up soon…Zombie Tycoon psVita next week, then we’ll see what we get…anyways I am very happy with PS Plus still…BEYOND to all!

Theophyros said:

April 22nd, 2:44 pm

I honestly think the PSN+ games are not as good as before. I work at a retail store and my selling point on subscription cards and PS3 PSN+ bundles was the free games, but lately I can’t really use it as most of the free games suck. PSN EU also got Batman Arkham City a while ago. Even for discounts there’s not really good games. RE6 I got on sale for $20 back in January, so $15 after 4-5 months is not a big deal. The other RE games were on sale a while back as well. Wish I had a PSN+ EU instead of the US.

BdubbleYou said:

April 22nd, 2:44 pm

Please im a long time plus member since close to the beginning, I love the service the ps3 content is generally ok but as an owner of ps3 and vita i have t say i am displeased with the vita side of plus. I love my vita but morgan why 1, 2 no 4 fighting games on vita plus counting discounts. I dont even mind psp games just please enough with that genre..Not trying to rag on you guys trust me im an avid fan and appreciate the service. Thanks morgan i know u do wat u can.

LDemonicI said:

April 22nd, 2:48 pm

I dont mind psp games at all and i understand since vita is only a year old and there isnt a lot of games for it. Whats annoying and disappointing is another fighter psp game.

x_PlaTtiNuM said:

April 22nd, 2:51 pm

morgan kingdom hearts for the psp would be good im sure alot of people would enjoy but other than that please dont give us anymore psp games

alphadark5005 said:

April 22nd, 2:58 pm

Ah dam i regretted buying SC broken destiny few months ago because game ended up being really short and now free for ps plus just pisses me off even more.

On a side note, nothing good this week to spend money on and it feels like ive been waiting for phantasy star for vita for a very long time

D-Squad3 said:

April 22nd, 3:04 pm

A PSP game? What a joke.

TarheelBlueblood said:

April 22nd, 3:05 pm

Is it me or has there been a real lack of good PS3 freebies for US Plus members the last few months? Darksiders was nice but most other instant collection games have been inexpensive (but nice) indie games and a ton of Vita and PSP items.

YungShep said:

April 22nd, 3:07 pm

@199 demon’s souls IS A GREAT ACTION RPG GAME. and its free, dont see the lack..

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